Phil Witmer

Noisey Canada staff writer. I wanted to be a rock star in high school and now I play piano for dogs.

Internet Exploring

'Old Town Road' and 'Avengers: Endgame' Are Basically the Same Thing

The future of entertainment is an arms race.
Phil Witmer
8.6.19
Premieres

anders’ New Doc Shows How to Build a Following in the Instagram Age

The Toronto R&B singer’s concert documentary reveals the work that goes into landing a sold-out debut show.
Phil Witmer
3.8.19
Internet Exploring

This Bootleg Netflix Drake Documentary Is Pure Agony

'Drake: Rewriting the Rules' is a new entry in a line of garbage, basic documentaries about Drake without Drake.
Jabbari Weekes
Phil Witmer
1.22.19
Premieres

Hard to Kill’s "Torino" Video Is a Stylishly Deep-Fried Scenic Wonder

The Toronto rap duo of Teddy Fantum and G Milla drops the final clip from their self-titled album.
Phil Witmer
11.20.18
Major Keys

Nicolas Cage's Slasher Freakout 'Mandy' Makes Prog Rock Kick Ass

The Nicolas Cage-starring action movie is actually a story of grief and its Jóhann Jóhannsson's doomy music that tells that story.
Phil Witmer
10.10.18
daily vice

JPEGMAFIA Explains Why He Makes “Music to Be Hated”

The controversial rapper talked with us about 4chan lingo, having white fans, and his favourite anime soundtracks.
Phil Witmer
10.5.18
Premieres

SAFE Left Behind the Bullshit to Make Himself Better

The Toronto crooner returns with the premiere of his new video "No Diamonds" and talks finding inspiration outside of Toronto.
Phil Witmer
9.24.18
we saw this

Drake Is the Red Hot Chili Peppers of Rap

Tried-and-true showmanship defined the hometown stops for the Toronto rap king’s Scorpion Tour.
Phil Witmer
8.23.18
Noisey

One Minute of Music Changed Childish Gambino’s Career Forever

Donald Glover’s five-year-old soul stunner “Urn” stood out in an irony-driven musical catalogue and helped create the maverick artist we know today.
Phil Witmer
8.22.18
Major Keys

Let's Talk About That Weird Ass Nav Verse on 'ASTROWORLD'

The album cut "Yosemite" shows how rap's recording process has been influenced by the raw sound of mixtapes.
Phil Witmer
8.9.18
Interviews

Jazz Cartier: “To Me, I’m Making the Best Music Possible Now.”

The Toronto artist explains the necessary sonic evolution on his new album 'Fleurever' and why Canada "has it backwards" regarding its rappers.
Phil Witmer
7.30.18
Premieres

Get Existential to Golden Drag’s Power Pop Blast “Caught Leaking Light”

The latest solo track from Greys frontman Shehzaad Jiwani comes from the band's debut album 'Pink Sky' out August 10.
Phil Witmer
7.17.18
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